Sunday, March 26, 2006

larger photo of the black/white quilt

ok, better to see! This was begun August 2000 and finished May 2001. The first person that quilted it, did such a terrible job of stitch in the ditch (which I had asked to be done) that I took out all the quilting with some help from two of my friends. ugh! yes, a few small holes happened-but I had more fabric and replaced those parts-put it back together and found another longarm quilter. This time I had a better quilting idea - which she did-basically wavy length wise down the blocks part...and free motion with some butterflies thrown in on the outer border. At any rate-hope this is a better view-close ups another day-there is basketball (women) on to watch right now!


At 9:00 AM, Blogger Vicky said...

Love that B&W quilt. I was going to post mine tonight, too. :) Just beautiful!

At 9:12 AM, Blogger Finn said...

An absolutely gorgeous quilt Cher!! I love the drama of it...not the least bit wishy-washy.
I find that I like quilts that make strong statements...and maybe that is part of my not being fond of the pastel Aunt Gracies type. I love the REAL vintage depression years fabrics, maybe they seem more honest to me than so much reporduction..I don't know..*G*

Anyway, I think it was well worth while to pick out bad quilting on THIS one!!
And thank you for your "excuse"..LOL..doesn't sound like you have much to be excused for or from...LOL.
Actually I think it probably was a really good thing for me blog about. Lately the most fun I've had has been the scrappy bowties for WTIL...and that's pretty bad.
I realized I had gone through making the all flannel for #1 son in 10/05 into 11/05, and then that blasted tree skirt for DD#1, and right into Baby Grants stars, and then picking out fabrics for the graduation quilts. Still having that wedding quilt hanging over my head.
I love the break I took to do those two tops that are going to Linda. I've gotten good at saying no to people who want my quilts made for money, but still haven't put the stopper on the requests of my kids. Gotta work on that one!! Thanks!! Hugs, Finn

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my lord, I've never unquilted an entire quilt! i admire your perseverance!

it looks lovely :-)

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Hunter said...

I'm glad to see someone else "unquilts." Mine, however, was my own hand quilting. I think that would be a lot easier than machine quilting. (I would have done that, too, if I didn't like the quilting.)

What a beautiful quilt.


At 6:52 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

I love this quilt. But then it's black/white and red so of course I do. :-) I'm not sure I would have had the patience to pick out the quilting but good for you to end up with something you love rather than probably never using it because you were unhappy with the quilting.

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At 6:12 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I totally get the unquilting. I once took an entire quilt apart - even the pieced parts - and sewed it back together again because it was falling apart. I like your black and white quilt. Reminds me a little of the game Checkers. Pretty.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

WOW...I cannot imagine unquilting that. Taking out longarm quilting is NOT fun!! Trust me...I've had to do it! I know the pain! ;o) I hope you are happier with it now!


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